About Us

MAAV strives to provide practical, hands-on experience for students by competing annually in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC). Members of MAAV engage in the design, building, and testing of an autonomous unmanned aerial system (UAS) while furthering multiple areas of Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering research. Learn more about the current and past missions of the International Aerial Robotics Competition by clicking here.


Joining MAAV is as simple as joining the mailing list and going to workdays and meetings. Every Saturday is a work day in the Wilson Center, and all our subteam meetings during the week are announced on the mailing list. Please note that our mailing list is relatively high-volume, as all of our version control systems, our continuous integration setup, and other team communications are sent to this list.


Our sponsors generously provide the resources MAAV needs for both research and manufacturing. MAAV gladly thanks the organizations and people within them that make our work possible. If you're interested in sponsoring us, please contact the team leadership at

Northrop Grumman
University of Michigan College of Engineering
Saturn Electronics
Lockheed Martin
3D Robotics